This year's flu vaccine may not be as effective as others

Bryan Strickland
December 13, 2017

Regionally, Shelton said, not all the numbers are in regarding flu, but some increase in cases has been observed.

Flu season typically begins in October and runs through March.

Greene County Public Health is reminding residents that flu season is beginning to take hold of the Miami Valley region and that everyone six months and older, including pregnant women, should get a seasonal flu vaccine.

According to a report by the CDC, seven children have died nationwide and more than 850 people have been hospitals. The CDC estimates that since 2001 flu-related hospitalizations ranged from 140,000 to 710,000 and deaths are estimated from 12,000 to 56,000. Thank you for protecting my loved ones and yours by getting the flu shot!

Patel said the overseas continent studied by the federal Centers for Disease Control more than any other is probably Australia. That's based on a new study looking at Australia's flu season which just ended. The flu vaccine DCHHS provides is an all-in-one vaccine that protects against multiple flu strains including the H1N1 virus.

Get more information about the flu from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at this link. "If you haven't got your flu shot already, go ahead and get your flu shot", said Kent Donahue with the Florida Department of Health.

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A report published today shows the rate of adults getting vaccinated against influenza this year has dropped 3.7 percent, meaning just a third of adults and children are protected.

"This is more typical of what we see most years", Shahab said.

"I'm really telling people now, with the holidays coming up and colder weather, that they really need to the flu shot now", Games said. Get your flu shot today and do your part in preventing a more serious flu outbreak for everyone. The United States looks internationally to predict what our flu season will look like.

Richard Webby, PhD, is a member of the infectious disease department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and one of a select group of scientists responsible for determining which flu vaccines will be put into circulation each year. "The flu virus is ever-changing", she said. The flu vaccine can not give you the flu. There are steps you can take in your daily life to help protect you from getting the flu.

People who have the flu often experience all or numerous following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and occasionally vomiting or diarrhea, although digestive issues are more common in children.

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